Gavin has written for and performed on BBC Radio 4 and Resonance FM. He has done gigs with poet-songwriter-comedian John Hegley and toured the UK and Australia. He’s a regular contributor to Robin Ince’s School For Gifted Children and the annual 9 Lessons & Carols For Godless People, as part of which he ended 2008 at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo alongside Jarvis Cocker, Malcolm Middleton and comedians Stewart Lee and Ricky Gervais. He’s written and performed story shows with the award-winning Daniel Kitson at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and the Latitude Festival and done a run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Having put his obsession with Championship Manager behind him, Gavin recorded his second album, ‘Meeting Your Heroes’, in London with one of his own heroes, former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman His plan was to make an upbeat album, filled with positive songs to perk us all up in these troubled times. But the plan failed, and ‘Meeting Your Heroes’ is essentially about love, heartbreak and nostalgia. Which is far better. Featuring a collection of live favourites including ‘Charlie’s 18th Birthday’‘, ‘“Sweet Bedford” and ‘FM2030’, the story of a cryogenically-frozen ex-basketball player.
“Funny and touching. Osborn walks a similar tightrope [to Loudon Wainwright III] but remains perfectly balanced” – Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times
“Simultaneously hilarious and heart-rending songs about the difficulties of love in a modern world” – The Independent Weekly, Adelaide
“Gavin Osborn showed exactly how to meld erudition, wit and acoustic guitar… a brilliantly accomplished singer-songwriter with touchingly quirky lyrics” – Chortle